Friends of the Food Bank

Karla Gotowala of the Golf Channel's Arnie'sToday while visiting an important contributor to the Second Harvest Food Bank, the Golf Channel, our team met Karla Gotowala, General Manager for “Arnie’s”…their food court for employees. Meeting Karla was an unexpected pleasure as she immediately started talking about how she is such a big believer in our Culinary Training program.

At previous locations she worked in, Karla hired a few of our graduates. She claimed that our grads are as equipped, or even more so in some cases, as graduates from established culinary schools. Wow, what a testimonial.

We’re thrilled that out of six graduating classes to-date, we have a 100% job placement rate for our students. Thanks to Karla and many other food service professionals that believe in our mission, we can accomplish such a record.

Karla works for the Compass Group, a premier national food service company that has supported us over the years. It really was fun to realize that two of our donors, Golf Channel and Compass, had such a connection. And on top of it all, I got to try their state-of-the art golf simulator…I hit it right down the middle!


Dave Krepcho

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